Upset about lack of
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Really don't think the ride suffers on 19s and tyres start at less than £100 that many are happy with.
The remap/dpf/egr stuff, if it's been done properly, transform the car and drive of both will probably confirm that. It should also be less prone to issues because of taking those things out of the equation. I'd check it doesn't smoke too much, but look into treatments like diesel rhino (thread in this lounge) as that not only improves performance but people seem to have less smoke too.
Do check the cam belt/water pump has been done. If it hasn't make it your first job. Budget about £500 with a full service at a good Indie.
I'd check for seat rocking. Put the height in the middle height and see if there is much give.
Your looking at a 6 to 7 year old cars that have done a fair few miles, so have to expect niggles in your future. But the Brera is actually pretty solid and most things are sortable and it's capable of surviving a lot more miles.
"Think of it as Angelina Jolie. You’ve heard she’s mad and eats nothing but wallpaper paste. But you would, wouldn’t you?” Jeremy Clarkson on the Brera